Athlete of the Month (March) – Chet Ersoy

Congratulations to Chet for being named our March Athlete of the Month!  His positive attitude and dedication are two major ingredients to his success!  He’s a joy to coach and a great member of the CFBF family.  We look forward to seeing his smiling face everyday at 5am!

CFBF Athlete of the Month (March) – Chet Ersoy

What’s Your Athletic/Fitness Background?  

I wasn’t really active throughout my teenage years. It wasn’t until my mid-twenties when I took up running and started going to the gym. 

Why Did You Join CFBF?

I’ve heard about CrossFit from podcasts I was listening to and then saw the games on TV.  I was also getting tired of the “typical” gym scene.   I always wanted to try CrossFit, and luckily I had a gift card to CFBF that I could use toward first month of my membership.

Most Memorable WOD?

All of the hero workouts I’ve done last year, in honor of our fallen heroes. “1775” U.S. Army’s Birthday Workout was the most remarkable. 

Favorite CrossFit Movement?

Squat Cleans

Biggest Challenge?

I have many…I am currently working on my kipping pull-ups and double-unders, snatch is next. 

Biggest Improvement?

Handstand push-ups.  From hardly getting into inverted position, to do a few kipping handstand push-ups, I feel I have come a long way.

Who is Your Superhero?

Coach Bryant, although it was a tough pick among other coaches, Addie and Chris.  As I walk in the door at 5:00 AM in the morning, it is very common to see Bryant finishing the WOD already.  There is no doubt he puts max effort into all his workouts.  The movements look so easy and effortless when Bryant demonstrates them, yet they are so difficult when I try.  He’s a terrific coach and an invincible athlete.

Fun Fact about Yourself?

I had long curly hair and played the bass guitar in a rock band during my college years.  We never became popular, but we had great time!

What Most Special About CFBF?

It’s definitely the atmosphere.  All CrossFitters at CFBF are super-friendly.  Coaches are well informed, offer lots of progressions for all movements, and most of all, they are connected with athletes on a personal level.

Any Advice for New Members?

Come to the “box” as often as you can and practice. High-skilled movements may seem intimidating at first, but as you practice, you’ll see a big difference over the next few months. Coaches are extremely patient and always there to help you attain the correct form.